Career

Our Understanding of Career

We understand a career as the development of the skills of each employee, not as a progression on a rigid career ladder. Our strategic human resources management is based on this idea of a career based on competencies. It relies on the willingness of our employees to build a career in the sense of “growth of their whole personality”, connected with lifelong learning and constant change in challenges, occupations and teams.

To fulfill or to promote this main idea, we have developed a competence model in which you are classed according to your level of know-how and your experience. Appropriate steps in education, training and certification are derived from there. The classification is reviewed once a year and developed in partnership with you, so that we can update your career planning and your salary model on an annual basis.

Our competence model is structured in the following way:

Personal competence

Responsibility for results, self-monitoring, ability to implement, creativity, flexibility, ability to work under pressure

Social competence

Poise, communication skills, persuasiveness, teamwork, emotional investment in SPS Consulting & Services GmbH

Methodic competence

Analysis, structuring, connection-making, problem-solving, project management, time management

Technical competence

By subject matter, by industry

Leadership competence Business sense, motivation, delegation

Competence

Junior Consultant usually 1-3 years Solid foundation of technical experience, operational and organizational knowledge
Consultant usually 4-6 years Very good technical experience, operational and organizational knowledge
Senior Consultant usually > 7 years Highly extensive technical experience (an expert among IT specialists from a technical point of view), independent technical assistance resource for colleagues, operational and organizational knowledge
Project Leader usually > 5 years Planning and management of at least one (sub-) project, independent functional leadership of employees, management of a small team, good technical experience, operational and organizational knowledge
Project Manager usually > 10 years Management of at least one large project, independent functional leadership of employees, management of teams, technical experience plus specialized knowledge, operational and organizational knowledge, complete responsibility for project planning (time, budget, manpower, etc.), budget responsibility
Multi PM usually > 10 years Management of several large projects, independent functional leadership of employees, technical experience plus specialized knowledge, operational and organizational knowledge across several projects, complete planning responsibility for multiple projects (time, budget, manpower, etc.), overall budget responsibility

What makes us stand out?

Enjoyment, pride, honesty and fairness are four main pillars of our corporate philosophy. This is also reflected in our daily interactions. Even when something might go wrong, a positive can arise from it as long as the situation is handled with integrity.

We make decisions quickly and pragmatically and lead with skill in flat hierarchies. Every manager is always available to you and gladly supports your ideas. Every little idea can bring about great things.

We look after you and are there for you. We are constantly on-site with our clients and we know what expectations you have to meet every day. We accompany you and our customers in all project phases.

Together, we can recognize and shape opportunities for development. Things are not always regulated. Here you can follow unconventional paths in coordination with us – paths that allow us to be even more successful together.

We support and challenge you. As part of your compensation, we also consider your contribution to the company's success, because this pays off for you and for us.

Personal target agreements and customized plans for your development leave you enough freedom for your own life plans. We support you in both your technical and leadership careers. You can consistently prepare for leadership roles and the management of large projects. Or you can simply move from a technical to a management career. In this environment you have many opportunities to develop and to work on your professional life. All while experienced colleagues stand by your side as advising mentors and coaches.

Enjoyment, pride, honesty and fairness are the main pillars of our corporate philosophy.